[rfc-dist] RFC 6435 on MPLS Transport Profile Lock Instruct and Loopback Functions

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        RFC 6435

        Title:      MPLS Transport Profile Lock Instruct 
                    and Loopback Functions 
        Author:     S. Boutros, Ed.,
                    S. Sivabalan, Ed.,
                    R. Aggarwal, Ed.,
                    M. Vigoureux, Ed.,
                    X. Dai, Ed.
        Status:     Standards Track
        Stream:     IETF
        Date:       November 2011
        Mailbox:    sboutros at cisco.com, 
                    msiva at cisco.com, 
                    raggarwa_1 at yahoo.com,  
                    martin.vigoureux at alcatel-lucent.com, 
                    dai.xuehui at zte.com.cn
        Pages:      12
        Characters: 23862
        Updates:    RFC6371

        I-D Tag:    draft-ietf-mpls-tp-li-lb-08.txt

        URL:        http://www.rfc-editor.org/rfc/rfc6435.txt

Two useful Operations, Administration, and Maintenance (OAM)
functions in a transport network are "lock" and "loopback".  The lock
function enables an operator to lock a transport path such that it
does not carry client traffic, but can continue to carry OAM messages
and may carry test traffic.  The loopback function allows an operator
to set a specific node on the transport path into loopback mode such
that it returns all received data.

This document specifies the lock function for MPLS networks and
describes how the loopback function operates in MPLS networks.

This document updates Sections 7.1.1 and 7.1.2 of RFC 6371.  

This document is a product of the Multiprotocol Label Switching Working Group of the IETF.

This is now a Proposed Standard Protocol.

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